- Make a project with the square sketch above
- Make a project with a Masculine theme
- Or Mash it up and make a Masculine project using the sketch above
It's kinda funny, since I did a square card last week! As I said, I love square cards as something different and eye-catching. But the masculine part is a little more challenging. I needed yet another birthday card for another brother-in-law (I have 8 of them!) so here we go!
As you can see, the sketch has been flipped. I started with a not quite navy card base, and added a layer of Well Worn dsp. I used this stag from Nature Silhouettes. It is a classic Stampin' Up set with strong images that I FINALLY purchased this summer! I stamped the image in early espresso on very vanilla, cut out with my Ovals die and the Big Shot. I lightly sponged with always artichoke and not quite navy ink then added a cajun craze moon. I originally thought it was a sun, at sunset...but my husband took one look and said "The Hunter's Moon." Close honey, but I looked it up, and this month is The Harvest Moon! I originally just had part of the moon on the oval, but frankly, it looked like part of a bad thumbprint! LOL So, I lined my mask up with the card base and finished it off. I love the effect..how 'bout you? I embellished the card with early espresso grosgrain ribbon and various buttons, some retired, and linen thread. I actually had some leaves left over from last week's card...but I could not bring myself to using them for another Mashup so soon! My sentiment is from On Your Birthday, stamped with early espresso ink.
Most of us can use more masculine cards, right? So I hope you join us for this week's challenge! The Design Team has great cards for your inspiration, so check it out on the Friday Mashup blog!! Then create your own and link it up! Be sure to use keyword FM25 in your online gallery!